We try to anticipate questions you might have about our services and provide the answers here. If you need additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Are your plans drawn to a specific building code?
Generally, our designs are drawn to meet the 2012 C.A.B.O. / International Residential Code (I.R.C.) with Georgia Amendments. These codes may or may not meet the building codes in your area. It is the responsibility of the builder or contractor to ensure that the design meets or exceeds the applicable code in the area in which the house is to be built.
2. What do your plans include?
They include a fully detailed front elevation, non-detailed left, right and rear elevations, 3D roof overview, foundation layout, first floor layout, second floor layout (if applicable), cross-sections, typical details and general notes.
3. How do you measure square footage?
Only heated floor space is included. The measurements are made from outside the exterior frame (brick is NOT included). Stairs are counted once. Walkways and overlooks in vaulted two-story areas are included in the square footage. Volume areas on the second floor are not counted.
4. What type of dimensions to you use?
We use centerline dimensions as our standard. They are by far the most efficient and least prone to mathematical error in the field.
5. If I order a custom design, how long does it take to start my plan?
Usually it takes about 2 weeks to begin work on your design. Stock plans may just take a day or two to modify depending on the complexity of revisions. Worst case, we will have your changes within 4 business days of starting.
6. How long does it take to complete a custom home design?
On average, anywhere from 30-60 days depending on the complexity and the response time from the decision makers (builder/home buyer). This includes the 2 week period before work is begun.
7. Do you offer mirror reverse plans or true reverse plans?
We only offer true reverse plans, with all the text reading correctly, for a small additional fee.
8. Copyright information
Ownership of these home designs is solely the property of IDG Residential Designs. When you purchase a set of plans, you are purchasing a license to build.
9. Do I own the copyrights to a plan I purchased?
No. IDG Residential Designs retains all copyrights on all plans sold. The purchase of a set of home plans in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer except for a limited license to use that set of home plans for the construction of the home.
10. Do your plans have an architect or engineer stamp?
Our plans do not have a architect or engineer stamp. But we do work with licensed architects and engineers and if your area is required to have a stamp we can have our plans stamped by a licensed architect or engineer, for an additional fee. Please consult your local building officials to see if a stamp is required in your area.